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2261751Energy and matter are the two fundamental states in the universe. And each one is seeking to be the other: energy wants to become matter, and matter wants to return to energy. Is it any different for the human, who always seeks a higher connection, back into the energetic realms of its arising? And this is what our spiritual and religious paths point us to, these connections and interactions between matter and energy, but raised to a level of consciousness – which changes everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And that’s what my dream was like, too.

In my meditation dream, I was looking at something in life, in the outer, as a light that kind of opened up in the outer, and that I was letting go of that light that opened up in the outer. And what I was doing was I was actually, in the dream, catching up with matter, a type of matter, that was on the inner.

Now this is complete bewilderment. What was going on was the breath was being flipped. The breath was being flipped – and it didn’t matter if the breath was flipped. It really didn’t matter, although at the time, it was a sensation of complete bewilderment because I’m inclined to sense something more in light on the in-breath. And then to get the sense that there is an out-breath coming through, and yes, maybe that’s kind of so because it’s with the out-breath that you come down into things, and the thought-upon-thought is that’s a type of matter, and that was something I was trying to settle for. And I went around and around inside.

I was looking at it almost in the opposite regard way, but I was still looking at it with respect to the breath and I realized, not right away, instead I was still trying to make it make sense because I was using flip sides of the breath. I was attempting to make it make sense, and so in the meditation dream I wasn’t able to wake up with the meditation dream, and so I couldn’t come out of it because there was no resolution in that regard.

And so then I kind of went into a sleep. In other words the meditation dream was there inside, I dreamt movement around that, trying to find something, trying to make it make sense, and in trying to make it make sense I was trying to find the lightness, or why the out-breath somehow or another, as an aspect of matter, because that’s how I was looking at it, it was like the light was being given up, and that I was in a presence of light. The light was being given up, and I was trying to deal with matter. And I guess it was the flip side because I’m used to thinking that matter is the problem, and that I’m trying to deal with something more in the light.

So it was like the opposite side of the breath, flipping the breath around, just like when one does the dhikr. The Naqshbandis do it in which you release, vibrationally, in the in-breath, and the Chistis do it in the out-breath. And it was like I was getting a sensation of a visualization in the opposite way, and, in trying to view this as something that was significant and important, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t, it was just more of the same of how an illusion is perpetuated with the in-breath and the out-breath, and that this takes you outside of the stillness. But I never got it in that. In that I was in a state of bewilderment because I was still trying to make it make sense by futtering with the breath. And I got it in the dream.

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trompe-arch1Sometimes the images in our dreams get straight to the point: here, a barrier has been erected in front of a doorway.  So, where there was a flow, where movement was possible, it has now become difficult or impossible. And because the setting is a home, or apartment, the dream is speaking of the inner life of the dreamer. So the structure that is being put up is between one aspect of the inner life and another, pointing out the resistance to what is being found, or a fear of what might be found. Still, in the dream world is the safety of finding a resolution in a natural way.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had one of those deep dreams that was hard to pull out, so I just remember parts of it. It seemed like I think I was with you, and we had an apartment that seemed to be partly underground, or a house.

And, at some point, while we were doing something, like in one room, a repairman had come and he was fixing something up towards where our exit was – because we had to go up to exit. Although what he had done was pretty, he had put this really thick board with bolts across there.

I’m then mentioning to you that I don’t think I can get out now, because I go over and I have to jump up to even grab onto it. And then I try to see if I can haul myself up, and roll over, and that would be how I’d have to get out – and that doesn’t seem like a way to really kind of come in and out of the house. He needed to build it so that there was more space, or not quite so high.

And then I can’t remember the other things that were going on in the apartment, but it felt like in the background I could see somebody that was holding… it’s like they were holding energy, in a particular way. And the conclusion I drew from this was that change is a lot harder than one thinks, because of these traits that get kind of held strongly. And that was the most I could tell you about the dream.

John: Well, it seemed like you had an image, in terms of whatever was built, or constructed, as an outer idea, it was done in such a way so that you couldn’t come and go freely, right?

Jeane: Mm huh.

John: And so what you’re describing is something that’s put in place based upon ideas, concept protocols, essentially projected ideas, of the time. And what you’re finding is that what has occurred is in the way of a natural flow. Isn’t that what you’re describing?

Jeane: Yes.

John: And so your dream is attempting to direct your attention to the intertwined, connective flow, because that’s where your heart can naturally relate, and that’s where you find yourself to be at ease. And your not at ease having to try to contend with the conceptualizations, and the mannerisms, and projections, that are in the environment around you.

Now what you’ve done, with this dream, is you’ve taken the thought-upon-thought, and you recognize that that becomes concretized, in terms of the outer, and that certain man-acted-upon, or projected, thoughts-upon-thoughts have led to a structure, or a barrier, that makes it difficult to come and go. And the coming and going that you’re talking about is a coming and going in terms of the inner essence of yourself.

And so these concretized thought-upon-thoughts have imposed barriers to the natural free flow of a quality of heartfulness in and of yourself. In other words, your dream jumps you ahead from the standpoint that, in the physical, what you see around you is an accentuation of thought-upon-thought, or in the mindfulness of projection, concretized into the outer.

And your dream is jumping you ahead to a sensibility that comes from the heart, that knows that that sort of thing is in the way, and just needs to be set aside. That’s an interesting dream, right?

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zodiac ceilingWe cannot use one methodology to resolve every situation we find ourselves in. Every lock has its own key. We see that there are two genders and 12 signs of the Zodiac, and each one has skills and traits useful in certain situations. As a human we can, and should, use them all – when the time is appropriate – when we find ourselves trying to unlock that certain door. In this dream, the dreamer needs to add a little champagne to the situation, to ease tension or fear, and that allows a different connection to be made. We use these processes all the time, but they are even more powerful when we are conscious of it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, my dream seemed to take place in this large drugstore, and, in the first part of the dream, I even am wearing some kind of a uniform, like maybe I’m a nurse or something.

And I’m in the drugstore and I have a feeling that this man, that I have some relationship with, is gone, and so I have, for about three days, that I go into this one area of the drugstore on my own, and every time I go in there, and walk by the shelves and go to some part of the drugstore, I’m carrying with me a glass of champagne, I think it is, that I take. And that’s kind of how I deal with being alone.

And then, on the third day, it feels like this man’s coming back, and he has kind of an entourage. He’s this kind of very attractive black man who plays a gangster and drug dealer on one of the TV shows, and so he has this dangerous feel to him. And when he comes back I’m kind of leery about how he, or his men, are going to react to the fact that the way that I dealt with going into the drugstore, or this area of the drugstore, on my own everyday, was by taking a glass of champagne or wine with me.

So I’m leery about that. But when they come back it’s like they seem to observe what I’ve done, but then they keep a certain distance; but nothing bad seems to happen. Then the dream shifts.

John: So what you’re describing, in kind of an overall sense, is the quality of connectivity that is outside of the usual mind sense state of awareness.

And what I’m talking about, in terms of a mind sense state of awareness, is usually there is a conduct, an outward conduct, that’s correlated with mind sense action. And what you’re talking about is a connectivity that has to do with a spatiality, that you’re able to sustain, or maintain, or find.

And you are talking about this using something symbolic like wine, a type of drunkenness from the usual predominating veil-like outer mind sense oriented conditions, so that you kind of fall into this connectivity that normally would be shut off, or veiled, or concealed by your usual outward demeanor.

And you’re also reporting it correctly when you say that when you notice something like this as having a parallel, or an intertwinement, with a way of connecting to something outside of your normal perception of self, that that has a sense of danger to it. Initially, that is always true, that it comes across as being more than you are able to reconcile with your mind senses. So the usual response is to view it as threatening, or dangerous. But, eventually, there is a stillness, a greater stillness.

This is all part of playing with a greater dimensionality that is a quality of the in-breath. The out-breath is where it focuses down, brings down the thoughts and the momentousness, which you need for creating a yearning. It’s almost like using the magnetism in a whiplash way, much like you see in outer space travel where they use the gravity of a planet where they come really close to it and then they try to whiplash that to propel themselves.

This is much like what happens when the out-breath comes down. It hits a momentous propelling quality of longing at the interval where the out-breath turns to the in-breath, and that then can whiplash you, so to speak, into a connective quality that is an aspect of the in-breath that will not make sense to the out-breath, per se, that is of a mind sense orientation.

So since it won’t make sense, there is going to be the quality of danger, or alarm, but the connectivity, when you let go of the danger or alarm, that connectivity is not just fascinating, there’s actually a kind of an exquisiteness in it that it can be found, that it can be noticed, that it can be taken in, because it leads to kind of a greater completeness expansively, intertwinedly, in a connectivity way, to one’s beingness – which won’t make sense, and is not a behavior that you look at in the usual mind sense orientation. It’s something that you sort of fall, or abide, into outside of time and space.

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